Embattled Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, penultimate Tuesday, announced his defection from the ruling People’s Democratic Party to the opposition All Progressives Congress.
Tambuwal, is representing Kebbe/Tambuwal Federal Constituency of Sokoto State in the national Assembly, emerged Speaker of the House, on June 6, 2011.
Enugu State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has continued to grapple with a litany of internal crisis. Governor Sullivan Chime, who by implication of being the current elected governor of the state under the banner of PDP is equally the leader of the party in the state, is seemingly losing control of the party.
There are political fisticuffs, which put him at loggerheads with many other stakeholders of the party from the state, mostly those holding political appointments and elective positions outside the state executive council.
By Athan Agbakwuru
By Jude Orji
Ambition and politics are inseparable concepts. During political periods, rumours of ambitions, whether real or imaginary, are rife. Recently, the first son of Governor Theodore Orji of Abia State, Chinedu Orji was caught in the web of such rumoured ambition of aspiring to become the next speaker of Abia State House of Assembly.
The rumour sold like a wild fire. But Chinedu Orji has debunked rumour making rounds that he is running for the Umuahia Central State Assembly position to become the next speaker of the state House of Assembly.
Although the state government claims it has no casual workers in its employ, the recent strike action which prevented health workers and patients from accessing the Central Hospital Benin City is a pointer to their existence
By Victor Osehobo
Casual workers of the over a century old Central Hospital in Benin, the Edo State capital, who were protesting their unpaid stipends, last week Monday, locked out patients and members of staff of the hospital for several hours. Numbering over 100, they said the government owed them between six and eight month’s salaries.
It is expected that a properly constructed building, should last for a very long time, but in Nigeria, the reverse is the case hence incidents of building collapse in the country has become a normal thing. Who should be blamed, when even the Nigerian Society of Engineers, NSE, has shifted the blame on non professionals in building projects? Although these challenges are not peculiar to Nigeria, the regular challenges of building collapse in different locations across the country are everybody’s concern considering losses of huge investments in housing, properties and human life.
Ahead of the 2015 governorship election in Enugu State, Engr. Anayo Onwuegbu a.k.a. ‘OMEIHEUKWU’ has once again offered self to serve the people of the state. Not new to the struggle, he strongly believes that he is the candidate to beat in the election if the constitutional democratic tenets are duly observed. He stands tall in condemning the purported ‘consensus arrangement’ through which Hon Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Marine Transport, emerged as the Enugu State PDP governorship candidate in the 2015 election.
Unemployment among youths has become a global phenomenon which is rattling the peaceful co-existence of the entire citizenry most especially in Nigeria, the adjudged most populous black nation in the world. Successive administrations have adopted different methods and programme formulations in a bid to tackling the multi-facet menace in the interest of harmonious working relationship vis a vis growth and development of the nation.
With 200 million people involved in celebrating global hand-washing day in over 100 countries around the world annually, Osun State was not left out as the government informed that its zero tolerance for unhealthy practice is aimed at promoting sustainable environment and healthy living among its citizenry across the state. The state governor, Mr.